Archive | August, 2013

How Will New gTLDs Affect Dot Net and Dot Org Values?

Posted on 21 August 2013 by Andrei

When it comes to dot coms, I’m sure most of you agree that the effect of new gTLDs will probably be positive, consolidating its position as the market leader. I’m sure a lot of new gTLDs will be profitable but they can easily be extremely profitable without surpassing dot coms and, in fact, I honestly doubt any new gTLD operator thinks surpassing dot coms is even within the realm of possibility.

But when it comes to dot net and dot org domains, it’s a bit more tricky.

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Not Everything Will Make Sense

Posted on 20 August 2013 by Andrei

… that’s one of the most important things you have to understand as a domainer.

Some things can’t be calculated, they just happen.

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Don’t Be *That* Guy Who Only Asks for Favors

Posted on 19 August 2013 by Andrei

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with reaching out and asking for a favor, nothing at all. Domaining is a small industry, everyone knows everyone so if you think another domainer can help with something, don’t be afraid to reach out.

But some people don’t understand that you have to also be willing to return the favor or even do someone a favor without owing that person anything.

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7 GoDaddy Coupons

Posted on 18 August 2013 by Andrei

Managed to find 7 GoDaddy discount codes this week. Unfortunately, 5 of them only work for customers from the US or Canada and as far as the other two are concerned, I’m not sure whether or not they work worldwide.

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Sedo GreatDomains August Started This Week

Posted on 17 August 2013 by Andrei

This month’s Sedo GreatDomains event started this week and the auctions will end on Thursday, so in about 4 days and 21 hours.

Can’t say this is the best inventory they ever had but still, some of the domains are interesting. To analyze all of them, click HERE.

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Sometimes, It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Right

Posted on 16 August 2013 by Andrei

… this is one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as a human being, as a domainer as well as an entrepreneur.

For this very reason, I always do everything humanly possible to avoid back and forth conversations with potential domain buyers, with existing or potential customers and so on.

Let me explain.

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Domaining in the Current Economic Climate

Posted on 15 August 2013 by Andrei

With interests rates at record-breaking lows worldwide, I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed that the yields/potential yields associated with let’s call them mainstream assets aren’t impressive right now.

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In My Opinion, There Will Never Be a Perfect Domain Price Index

Posted on 14 August 2013 by Andrei

Sedo’s experiment with IDNX is interesting but the thing is, the domaining industry has certain particularities which make the job of someone who is trying to create a domain price index almost impossible.

Let me try to explain why:

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Being a Domainer/Entrepreneur – One Important Disadvantage

Posted on 13 August 2013 by Andrei

I wrote lots of posts about the pros, so it’s time for one about something that isn’t all that great, at least based on my experience.

This is a problem that I’m sure lots of you guys have to struggle with as well: either lack of sleep or an unnatural sleep schedule.

Since I’m not from the US, the time difference thing is definitely problematic. Therefore, I ended up having to pretty much work a lot during the night.

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Remember the Charity Campaign?

Posted on 12 August 2013 by Andrei

I’m sure you remember that a few months ago, we donated 100% of the revenue generated from new shared hosting customers via

Well, you know what the great thing about Kiva is?

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